Hertford County herald. (Ahoskie, N.C.) 1910-1957, February 12, 1915, Image 6
FRENCH CHARGE FROM THE TRENCHES This photograph tu taken as the order to charge waa given a French force and the men were leaping from their trenchee and rushing on the German position that had been shelled by the light artillery. ?w - - ? ? - ? ? WOMEN'S VOLUNTEER RESERVE ON THE MARCH CPPYRIOHT ?* UNDMWOOO 6 UNDtHWOOO *% ? jl Members of the Women'* Volunteer reserve on their flrat route mareh through London. The object or the corps 1* to tnun a body of women skilled in first-aid, cooking, signaling, riding, driving, the management of horses, and marksmanship. When the corps Is fully trained It Is the Intention to offer It to the war office. NEW OBSERVATION LADDER | This new observation ladder with a steel shield is used fn connection with the famous 75-millimeter gun batteries of the French army. Population of Cltiea. "The New York World Almanac for 1916, just issued, gives the estimated population of Birmingham as 180.000 ?the same as last year?and those figures are very conservative." said a statistician of Birmingham. Ala. "We probably have between 190.000 and 200,000 Inhabitants. "Atlanta Is estimated at 200,000? the same as last year. But the Texas cities,' especially Houston. Dallas and San Antonio, have been moved up considerably. In the census of 1910 Texas was without a city of 100.000. Now Houston Is credited with 132,000, Dallas With 125,000 and San Antonio with 120,000. "New York city grows bigger every year and Its estimated population Is 6,626.000 Chicago, according to the World Almanac,2,437,526." Only Woman Aviator. The MhcjeesfShapovskaya Is the only woman army aviator In the great war. She\U aajd to be In active aerv lcC at the ffSnt In East Prussia. At first her application was rejected, be cause of her sex. but she demonstrated beyond a doubt that she could man age a flying machine as well as a man. and waa finally accepted She learned to aviate In German* GIVES WARNING TO MINERS t Signaling Apparatus. It It Believed, Will Be Instrumental in Saving Thousands of Llvtt. 9 A signaling apparatus. ahtrh may be destined, in the words of Emperor William, "to save thousands of live* la the coal mines of the world," was formally presented to his majesty some time ago, according to a cable dis patch from Berlin. I ? ^ WEDDING OF CANADIAN SOLDIER There Is an Interesting little tale connected with the marriage of Lieut Kenneth Edmtston and Miss Marlon Allen. The lovers were planning to be married when the Ueuthnant, who Is attached to the Nineteenth Alberta Dra goons, was suddenly called to England. When he arrived there he found that his company was not to be dispatched to the front for quite a while, so ha finally sent all the way to Alberta for his sweetheart. The climax pf tha romance is pictured here, showing the happy couple passing untfer an archway made up of the company's swords, after having the knot tied by the regimental chaplain. FAMOUS "270" BATTERY OF THE FRENCH A. The picture shows one of the famous "270" batteries, which the Caimans admit have forced the latter to five ground in AIsacs. The contrivance, which Is the Inven tion of Privy- Councilor Haber and Doctor Oeiser, Is an acoustic Indicator called a "firedamp whistle." Its pur pose Is to warn miners of the approach or existence of noxious gas In a pit In ample time to enable them to re treat to safety. The underlying principle of the mechanism Is that a whistle blown In pure air prodncaa aa even-toned, con tinuous sound wave, while a whistle blown In air charged with noxious gases sends forth tones varying from T > shrill tremolo to a perky staccato, depending on the extent of the atmos pherle adulfb ration The new firedamp whlatle. exhib ited to the kaiser. Is a simple metal cylinder, 10 Inches long and Hi Inches In diameter, operated by means of an air pump. Its sound tones are aud ible at a distance of orer 300 feet. Experiments carried out with pure and poisonous gasee for tbe benefit of the kaleer revealed the differences of tone so clearly that they could not be mistaken. CAROLINA LEAGUE WIS SCHEDULE Director* at Qreanaboro Adopt Sched ule Calling For 128 Qamoa For ' 1915 Season. Greensboro.?The adoption of the 1915 schedule was the principal bus iness of a meeting of the directors of the North Carolina Baseball League. The report of the commit tee was adopted with only one change, that of switching the Labor Day game between Winston and Greensboro. Those present were Messrs. Duckett, Asheville; Walker, Charlotte; Gram ham, Durham; Broughton, Raleigh; Gorrell, Winston, and Brandt, of the city. The schedule calls for 128 games and for the season to open April 22 and to close September 15. Ashe ville will have the greatest mileage and Greensboro will have the .small est number of miles to travel. The mileage is as follows: Winston, 3, 210; Charlotte. 8,937; Durham, 8,736; Raleigh, 4,154; Greensboro, 3,168; Asheville, 6.040. In the disposition of the games Raleigh will get 10 Sat urdays at home, Winston 10, Char lotte 10, Durham 10, Greensboro 11 and Asheville 11. The complete schedule is as follows: April 22. 23, 24* Durham at Raleigh. Asheville at Winston. Greensboro at Charlotte. April 26, 27, 28. Winston at Durham. Asheville at Charlotte. Raleigh at Greensboro. April 29, 30, May 1*. Charlotte at Durham. Greensboro at Asheville. Winston at Raleigh. May 3, 4, 5. Durham at Asheville. Greensboro at Winston. Charlotte at Raleigh. May 6, 7, 6*. Durham at Charlotte. Asheville at Greensboro. Raleigh at Winston. S May 10, 11. 12. Raleigh at Durham. | Winston at Asheville. Charlotte at GreensborOw May 13,14, 15*. Durham at Winston. Greensboro at Raleigh. Charlotte at Asheville. May 17, 18, 19. Greensboro at Durham. Winston at Charlotte. Asheville at Raleigh. May 20, 21, 22* Asheville at Durham. Winston at Greensboro. Raleigh at Charlotte. May 24, 25, 26. Durham at Greensboro. Charlotte at Winston. Ralegh at Asheville. May 27, 28, 29.* Durham at Raleigh. Asheville at Winston. Greensboro at Charlotte. May 31, June 1, 2. Winston at Durham. Asheville at Charlotta. Raleigh at Greensboro. ? June i, 4, 6.* Charlotte at Durham. Winston at Raleigh. Greensboro at AshevMou June 7, 8, 9. ' Durham at Asheville. Greensboro at Winston. Charlotte at Raleigh. June 10. 11, 12* Durham at Charlotte. Asheville at Greensbore. Raleigh at Winston. June 14, 16, 16. Raleigh at Durham. Winston at Asheville. Charlotte at Greensboro. June 17, 1$, 19* Durham at Winston. Greensboro at Raleigh. Charlotte at Asheville. June 21, 22, 23. Greensboro at Durham. . Winston at Charlotte. Asheville at RaJeigh. June 24, 25, 26*. Asheville at Durham. Winston at Greensboro^ Raleigh at Cbarotte. i., oa *>q in Durham at Greensboro. Charlotte at Winston. Raleigh at Asheville. July 1, 2, 3*. Raleigh at Durham. Charlotte at Asheville.* Winston at Greensboro. July 5 (Morning). Durham at Raleigh. Greensboro at Winston. Charlotte at Asheville. July 5 (Afternoon). Raleigh at Durham Winston at Greensboro. Charlotte at Asheville. July 6, 7. Durham at Raleigh. Asheville at Winston. Greensboro at Charlotte. July B,+, 10* Winston at Durham. Asheville at Charlotte. . Raleigh at Greensboro. July 12, 13, 14. Charlotte at Durham. Greensboro at AsheviUo. Winston at Raleigh. July 15, 16, 17*. Durham at Asheville. Greensboro at Winston. Charlotte at Raleigh. July 10. 20. 21. ^ Durham at Charlotte. Asheville at Greensboro. Raleigh at Winston. July 22, 23, 24*. RaVeigh at Durham. Winston at Asheville. Charlotte at Greensboro. July 26, 27, 28. Durham at Winston. Greensboro at Raleigh. Charlotte at Asheville. July 20, 30. 31. Greensboro at Durham. Winston at Charlotte. _ Asheville at Raleigh, -r August 2. 3. 4. Asheville at Durham. r Winston at Greensboro. Raleigh at Charlotte. August 5, 0, 7*. Durham at Greensboro. Charlotte at Winston. Raleigh at Asheville. August 0, 10, 11. Durham at Raleigh. Asheville at Winston. Greensboro *t Gbsr'ottO. August 12, 13, 14*. Winston at Durham. Asheville at Charlotte. Raleigh at Greensboro. August 16. 17. 18. Charlotte at Durham. Winston st Raleigh. Greensboro at Asheville. August 10. 20 .21*. Durham at Aaheinlto. Greensboro st Wmston. Charlotte at Raleigh. August 23. 24 .25. Durham at Charlotte. AshevMle at Greensboro. Raleigh at Winston. August 26. 27. 28*. Raleigh at Durham. Winston at Asheville. Pharlott# at Greensboro August 30. 31. September 1. Durham at Winston. Greensboro at Raleigh. Charlotte at AahevlUe. September 2, 3. 4*. Greensboro at Durham. Winston at Charlotte. Asheville at Raleigh. September 8 (Morning). Raleigh at Durham. Winston at Greensboro. Asheville at Charlotte. September 0 (Afternoon). Durham at Raleigh. Greensboro .at Winston. Asheville at Charlotte. September 7, 8. Durham at Raleigh. Greensboro at Winston-Salem. Asheville st Charlotte. September 8, 10, 11*. Durham at Greensboro. Charlotte at Winston-Salem. Raleigh at Asheville. September 13 14, 1A. Asheville at Durham. Raleigh st Greensboro. - Winston at Greensboro ??Saturday games. I NO CHILD LABOR LEGISLATION NOW * WEAVER BILL TO RAISE AGE LIM IT 18 UNFAVORABLY REPORTED. LATE STATE CAPtTOL NEWS Review of tho Latoot Now* Gathered Around tho Stato Capitol That Will Bo of Intoroat to Our Roadoro Over North Carolina. BaMsh. An unfavorable report bjr a vote of 10 to 2 was the fate of the Weaver bill to amend the child labor law of tbe state ao aa to raiae the age limit to 14 years and provide for Inspectors to Inspect factories under the direc tion of the Commissioner of Labor and Printing. This was after a lengthy Joint committee hearing In the Senate chamber during which both sides were fnlly heard. This la taken to mean that there will be no change In the child labor laws at this session. There was a big delegation of cot ton mill men here, and before the com mittee hearing they adopted a reso lution urging that no changes be made and pledging that the individual mem bers of the Cotton Manufacturers' As sociation will, if the Legislature will leave the law In force as passed two years ago, to give special attention to strict observance and report and pro ceed against any manufacturer who falls to observe the law. Clyde A. Hoey of Shelby opened for the manufacturers In opposition to the bill. Others who spoke for tbe manufacturers and against the Weav er Mil were S. F. Patterson of Roan oke Rapids and A. A. Thompson of Raleigh. Those who spoke In advocacy of the bill were Senator Weaver. Dr. W. L. Poteat of Wake Forest College and W. H. Swift. Divided Into Two Judicial Circuits. Senstor Gardner of Cleveland led a lively and successful light in the Sen-' ate for the bill from the House to divide the. state Into two Judicial cir cuits to take the place of the present statewide rotation of the 20 Judges that keep them far away from their home districts during tbe greater part of their terms of office. Senator Gar dener had charge of tbe bill and pitted It against It were Senators Weaver, McMlchael and McNIder. Senator Ward Joined Senator Oardher In the , active argument for the bill and tbe vote' was 34 to 8 for passage, the measure being ordered enrolled -for ratification. Insurance Bill Passed By House. The House passed the Seawell bill for 12 1-2 per cent list and 12 1-2 per cent contingent fee tor fire Insurance agent, contingent tee to' be based on profits of the company. It was dis cussed for nearly two hours with vig orous speeches against It, but passed by a large majority. Representative Orler, In strenuous opposition, declar ed that he thought the recent Insur ance Investigation was " to slay the great Insurance octopus" but now he feared that the Legislature was, on the advice of the Investigation, com- j mittee simply strangling a little Jelly fish. The bill was sent to the senate. Increase Salary of Adjutant General. A bill introduced by Representative j Nettles, of Buncomb would Increase ; the salary of the Adjutant General of' the North Carolina National Guard from $2,000 to $3,000 on account of the great work and responsibility of the officer the past four months, es pecially by the requirement by the War Department that the Adjutant General must hare direct charge of the properties of the guard In the State. Anti-Liquor Bill to Be Printed. A resolution was passed ordering that 600 copies of the anti-liquor bill now before, the House committee be printed, but the House defeated a resolution to print 300 copies of the State game bill. Discuss Semi-MOnthly Payrolls. The House Committee on Proposi tions and Grievances and Senate Com mittee on Railroads considered quite a while pending bills for requiring railroad companies to pay employes semi-monthly, the Senate bill by Ward also Including lumber companies and other corporations. The bills were opposed by Assistant General Counsel George Elliott of the Atlantic Coast Line, Henry Miller of the Southern and others as entailing Immense addi tional operating expense on the rail roads and being of no real benefit. Name of School Changed. Third reading bills passed as fol lows: Changing the name of the Deaf and Dumb School at Morganton to the North Carolina School for the Deaf and classing It qs an education al Institution; establishing a toll gate on the Mulberry Gap road in Ashe county; refunding bonds In Buncombe; amend act for better working and im provement of the public roads of Davie county; amend act relating to laying out public roads in Buncombe county; abolishing office county treas urer of Yancey. Want Power To Regulate Game. ' lp the Seuate Governor Craig trans, mltted the appeal of Federal Secre tary Agriculture Houston that the State give the federal authorities pow er to regulate game, forest and river conservation in Western North Carell' na. A bill to this affect was Introduc ed by 8enator Weaver. Senator Cur ry Introduced a bill to abolish the crop lien system. The bill to repeal the long short haul clause of the Justice net aa passed by House was made the special order. ?" ea. Rural Credits Rill In tsnats. To provide for tha organization ct co-operative associations and credK unions was tha aim of a bin Iptro duead Into the senate by Senator John A. McRae of Mecklenburg. The bill of Senator" McRae, about the only one of real state-wide im portance to come to the senate mill, looks toward the answering of a de mand that has been heard over the state for the establishment of rural credits. The Farmers' Union and other or ganisations of farmers la this and ! other states hSTe gone on record for this legislation an the solution of the problem of finances for the farmer. The measure of Senator McRae looks to. the establishment of an office of Superintendent of Co-operative As sociations and Credit Unions with such assistants as may be deefned necessary. The salaries of these are to be determined by a committee from the State Board of Agriculture and from the Agricultural and Mechani cal College. Mortgage Rill Held Up. The bill requiring purchaseers at sales to pay the purchase price Into the office of the clerk of court came up for consideration, but after some discussion, went over. Likewise, Mr. Thomas' bill relative to second sales mortgages. Mr. Thomas explained that this bill Is Intended to suspend or hold In abeyance the sale of land under mortgage for ten days and also applies to foreclosures of deeds of trust also property sold by executors. Mr. Thomas made an extended argu ment in advocacy of the measure and was ably seconded by Mr. Brummltt. Mr. Doughton too thought it a good measure but as there was some op position shown, Mr. Small declaring that It was too important a bill to pass over lightly and in this view he was supported by Mr Valentine, it went over until later when It can be more closely examined by some members who are now objecting to May Levy Tax on Dogs. The House Committee on Proposi tions reported favorably a substitute bin that empowers thq county com missioners of any count/ to levy tax on dogs from SI to f2. the fund de rived to be applied to county purposes at the discretion of the commtsssiou ers. Doctor Rose of Duplin county was the only member of the commit tee to vote against favorable report on the bill. House' Bills Passed Pinal Reading. Bills passed final reading as fol lows: To provide for improved roads in Jackson township, Nash county; to authorize the building of bridges In Ashe county; to provide for bond is sue by Greene county commissioners; to provide for a special tax by Stokes county- commissioners; to amend the law SI to Spring Hope graded schools; to amend the law as to Waco school district, Cleveland county. New Bills Introduced. Among new bills introduced was one by Laughlnghouse to provide Increas ed pensions for Confederate veterans so that they can remain at home with wives. Instead of being- forced "to "de sert their wives." as he expresses It, "to come to the Soldiers Home." Representative Darden offered a bill to authorize county commission ers to pay $10 rewards for informa tion convicting violation of the pro hibition law and making the mini mum punishment three months An the roads. . - The Ashevllle commission govern ment bill was Introduced In both houses; and' is expected to have smooth sailing, being an agreed meas ure that gives the people of the moun tain metropolis the right to vote on adoption of the commission govern ment. Senate Bills Pass Final Reading. Bills passed final reading: To incorporate the Wllkesboro-Jef ferson & Northern Railroad Co.; to authorize the commissioners of Tyr rell county to levy a special tax; to amend the law as to the killing of calves for veal in Alexander county. 1 The bill to amend the Public Laws of 1913 relative to the vital statistics, so as to curtail the time allowed for reporting births and deaths from 10 days to, five days and to require re ports every month instead of every three months, came up and was dis cussed at some length and then left open for consideration another day. Additional bills passed as follows: To regulate the practice of medi cine by allowing medical students credit for college examinations on certain side studies when they came to their examinations before the state board of examiners for license. Also providing that the state attorney general investigate alleged violations of the state medical laws and direct solicitors to prosecute: to create of fice of auditor for Pasquotank county and put county officers on salary; to amend the Perquimans county game laws; the house resolution for the curtailment of the 1915 cotton crop. Joint Resolution of Greetings. The joint resolution from the house passed the senate extending greetings to Virginia, Tennessee. Texas, Arkan sas, New Mexico, California- and Arizona on the completion of the na tional highway from the Carolina coast cross the continent, and urging that the Federal authorities aid In every way possible in adequate main tenance of the highway. Long of Union offered a bill In the House to limit freight trains to 50 cars. Bills Psssed Final Reading. Bills passed final reading In /the house as follows: To authorize a special tax in Lln colnton; to amend the charter of Salisbury; to authorize a. $40,000 bond Issue by Wilmington; to amend.the law as to health laws In Johnston | county, to make debts dne and pay able In Hertford, Avery. Union and Lincoln counties on the disposal of ' any part of the security by the debt or; to place the officers of Robeson county on s salary basis; to amend the charter of High Point uiii HOUSE MO SEMITE LEADER OP EQUAL SUFFRAGE PLEADS CAUSE BEFORE LEG ISLATORS. ? THE VOTE IS 4 TO 3; 6 TO 3 By Such Majorities th. Bills Were Reported Unfavorably to the Heuae and Senate. , ??- v Raleigh.?Three hours of equal Suff rage, oratory, equal suffrage fact, and equal suffrage energy could not. con vince sixteen men of the efficacy of the cause. These sixteen men were the seven of tha Senate Committee on Election Laws and the nine of the House Committee op Constitutional Amendments. They reported the bills before the General Assembly unfav orably, at the end of the public hear ing and the vote was four to three for. the Senate committee and six to three for the House committee. Tt was a hearing, too, like nons other of the present session. A crowd ed hall, with a sprinkling of men. but otherwise overwhelmingly femin ine listened with rapt attention OR. ANNA HOWARD SHAW. throughout, while Dr. Anne Howard Shaw, president of the National Suff rage Association, expounded the prin ciples of a complete democracy, par feet freedom, and thorough represen tation. They not only listened; they applauded, the logic, they laughted with the ridicule, and they drank in the wisdom of the leader of the cause. ' With sharp analysis, with sound reas oning, pounding straight to the funda mental principles of government, she floyed custom, she laid prejudice In ? the shade, and banged the chivalry thdt represses rather than frees. Other Speakers. She was not the only one either. Mrs. Archibald Henderson, president of the Equal Suffrage League In North Carolina; Mrs. T. W. Llngle, of David son; Mrs. T. Adelaide Ooodno, of Ra leigh; Mrs. At Falrbrother, of Greens boro; Mrs. Eugene Rellly, of Char lotte,?all of them spoke and In full fearlessness, cutting away the non-es sentials with the keen edges of their discernment, and attacking the pro blem with earnestneas to convince, and to achieve what they believe to be'their just rights. Long time before the hour of the meeting came practically all the seats In the hall of the House bad been oc cupied. When the hour had approach ed and even passed for the hearing to begin, ladies had to turn the tables of courtesy, and resign chairs that the committee before whom they were supposed to appear, should have seats. This kept many legislators who would otherwise have been present from gracing the hall In person' Men in Minority. "I wasn't afraid to go in." said a legislator who passed by the door with a mere look. But 1 was In such a hopeless minority 1 was discour aged." The committee seemed to be In s minority too, at first, With the re sounding applause which greeted tha address of Dr. .Anna Howard Shaw, the committeejwas almost swept oil its combined wf by a motion to re port favorably. Before the House had time to catch' Its breath In the wild hubbub of comment and pleasure, there cam4 a hitch in the proceedings. The jotht session resolved Into execu tive sessions of each committee. Be hind closed doors the vote was taken, the die cast, and the fate of the equal suffrage bill for this session of the General Assembly at least, was deter mined. Vote In Committees. In the Senate committee the vote was as follows: Cohoon, Gardner, Hobgood for the favorable report; and McNeely, Giles, Chatham, and Gilliam against. * The House committee voted as fol lows: Eure, Thomas, Long for favor able report; and Page, Allen, Roberts, Venn. Winburne, Bynum against It. This doesn't end the discussion of the bill by any means. Although, It Is Judged to be the test by which the fate for the bill this session will be judged there is to be further and per haps more heated debates. On the floor of the Senate and the House the bills will be fought-over with plenty of champions for and against. What was an unchamploned side of the question will have sup porters ready and willing to fight the proposed amendment. "Of course, we are disappointed, said a prominent leader In the move ment after the Senate and House com mittees' decision, "but that just means that we are going to work harder. Maybe, next time there will be a dtp, ferent tale to tall the people of tha State."